Apocalypse Girl: Not what I expected. Instead of thrusting Batman into an alternate world, a girl comes to his from another world. The tale speaks to despair, what boredom will do to you, the dangers of at least some drugs, fans appropriating things - Batman and what he represents in this case - to a degree that seems to negatively affect his reach and ability to do his job, and immediate violence when confronted with something - or in this case someone - who is unintentionally dangerous and not quite understood yet.
And yet through all this, it manages to pull off a hopeful and very believable ending.
Citizen Wayne: Citizen Kane + Batman? I dunno. Casablance and Citizen Kane? I can't get through those movies, although there is a nice twist on that ending that I simply didn't see coming. I felt like it was so obvious I should have, but I was so entertained by the story I didn't.
A Silent Tale of the Bat: The description is this: "A silent tale of a world where everybody is Batman and all children have to endure the events that made Bruce Wayne so. " (From this website: http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Batman_Chronicles_Vol_1_21) Which is why I was so confused. If everybody is Batman and all children have to endure the events that made Bruce Wayne so, who remains to kill the parents? Who lives to become parents? Who is there for Batman to fight if everyone is Batman? Do Batmans just go around punching each other all day? What? The? Fuck? I expected something... different. Something that, y'know, made sense?
So the third didn't make sense at all to me, thus the knocking off one star. The other two stories were great, with the first being my favorite.